Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Some drivers are just pigs


DOES TRIMET KNOW HOW TO SPIN OR WHAT?

These people are good, too good for their own good!

One of the leading transit activists in Portland


Two cars, bus crash in Salem

http://www.kptv.com/story/18942539/two-cars-and-a-bus-crash-in-salem

BLOG COMMENT WORTH CONSIDERING

It's a typical part of the manipulation process as well as insulating yourself from accountability by blaming & pointing the fingers at skilled people who have since left the agency.(regarding "it took a long time for this employee 'problem' to get to this")

Walsh correctly focused on dismantling the "us vs them" mindset of TriMet management and, he wanted strong healthcare for employees because he recognized the tenuous and stressful environment TriMet employees were working in. Fred Hansen wanted a diverse workforce and he demanded open, honest and responsive accountability to employees and customers.

Don't be foolish or naive . This current team of management has been around for 25-plus years. They have succeeded in moving backwards by dismantling all the milestones previously built. This includes: safe and reliable transit service; credible ATU relationships focused on communication & resolution; maintaining a vibrant, creative and proud workforce; and prompt response to every customer we served.

ONE WAY TO HANG YOUR BIKE!


ATU PRESIDENT BRUCE HANSEN TO MCFARLANE-CEASE AND DESIST


TRIMET COMM CENTER UPDATES

TRIMET COMM CTR-JULY2-12:20PM/10:52PM
 TRIMET COMM CENTER-JULY 1/2-11:43AM-8:00AM
 TRIMET COMM CTR-JULY 2-8:AM/12:20PM

TriMet works at Latino outreach

Portland Tribune and Community Newspapers

TWEETS (no breaks for me!)


TVM's screw up (again)

http://blog.oregonlive.com/commuting/2012/07/systemwide_credit-card_bug_hit.html

HOW IS IT THAT BOSTONS MBTA AND PORTLANDS TRIMET SEEM TO MIRROR EACH OTHER?

Including computer glitches:

Vehicle runs into MAX platform


Haven't heard anything about this..

EXTRA SERVICE ON JULY 4?

They mean a few extra light rail vehicles, but no extra buses, of course.
Extra TriMet service added for July 4 celebrations - KPTV - FOX 12

Whoever this is is a real crowd pleaser

MUNI ALLOWS ALL DOOR BOARDING-NATIONAL MODEL

Previously in San Francisco, back-door boarding was allowed only on Muni's light-rail lines and on certain bus routes if a fare inspector was on hand to collect the fares or check passes and transfers.
Now the program extends to all railcars and buses, which have been outfitted with equipment that allows riders to swipe their prepaid Clipper cards at any door.
(TRIMET LIGHT YEARS AWAY FROM THIS TECHNOLOGY)

Muni's systemwide all-door boarding catches on - SFGate

ABUSE OF TRANSIT WORK FORCE STANDARD MGT TOOL NOW

No single issue derailed contract talks, said Jordan. But several issues, including bus-driver safety and required health screenings for less-expensive insurance, angered employees, he said.
“The members feel that they’re assaulted, spat upon and hung out on their own,” he said, “and management has just told us to take it.”

 COTA strike continues as union nixes deal; no buses for Red, White & Boom | The Columbus Dispatch

…If you are concerned about higher fares and service cuts on TriMet you need to read this


***Look out “Honored Citizens” TriMet already talking about raising “Honored Citizen” fares***